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    Does anyone know where to find a shoulder pad for a mountain bike?

    I just scored a gorgeous Ross MT something or other in chrome, and it has frame braze on for a shoulder strap that is long gone. I paid a pittiance for the bike because the owner had stripped out the crankarm threads and couldn't remove it. Two seconds with a "pickle fork" and it was off, and now I'm trying to decide wether I want to keep it or not, because it is nice and shiny. I'll take photos later, but now I want to know if I can find a strap to fill those holes with. Conversley, if you have any interesting ideas for things to put in the holes I'm open to it.

    This is one that I have been looking for a long time - I may have to keep this one for a while, but it woudl make number 10, and I'd start to think I have a problem.

    Maybe.

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    Something like this only with screw eyelets instead of velcro?

    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Catalog...Term=frame+bag
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    Senior Member custermustache's Avatar
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    Exactly - but without the bag part.

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    I've got a Raleigh Mountain Tour with the same strap braze on. The catalog makes it look like it is just a thin leather strip. I've thought about manufacturing one from a belt but haven't gotten around to it.


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    I have one but I dont want to part with it-- cause I only have ONE! Heh. Would it be helpful to post some pictures to aid in fabrication? (Although I'm sure there's plenty of detailed images on the web somewhere. . .) Mine is almost like a nylon cushioned strap to a messenger bag or backpack.

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    Could you take a couple of pictures and some dimensions? I'd rather just buy one, but if I have to I will make one. I can grommet stuff.

    Does anyone have any alternative ideas? I'll hook something cool into the straps.

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    Hi, I have also lost the shoulder strap for my Mt Whitney and would like to locate or make one. If you could please take some close-up pictures of yours and give me the dimensions it sure would help. If you could do this for me please send to bumpercar6@aol.com
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    I believe those straps were made by Jandd http://www.jandd.com/custom/custom_bags.asp. I've read other posts where Jandd has made them to order, just give them a call..

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    87 Univega came with the brasen ons for the same thing, It was long gone so I just took a blk leather belt and cut it to a good size,doubled the ends over, punched the holes and put the screws through it. Not fancy but works very well.univega pro alpina 008.jpg
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    i got some of these

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/97928605...FaN_QgodDkMAHg

    cut them to size and grommet them and there you go. its made walking up and down bart steps much much easier. i can leave it on my shoulder and have full usage of my hands

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    A leather strap would look much more awesome than the OEM nylon back pack strap!

    Distress the strap somewhat, and with a grommet on each side it would go nicely with that Ross!


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    Thank you all for your helpfull responce. I really appreciate it.
    Al

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    Center of gravity is wrong when you use it , like going up stairs, the Ft wheel is way down.
    but at least you get the look and the unfilled bolt holes don't nag at you to do Something.

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